My question involves independent contractors in the state of: Oregon
I was "hired" this past summer to be a assistant director/stagemanager/ and acting coach for a children's theatre production. However, I was not told I was considered an independent contractor. I did sign a contract which said my duties, and hours, which I did not come up with, my client did. I was paid a lump sum at end of the assignment. Since I've never been a contractor before, I didn't know how it all worked. During the duration of the assignment, I believe I was treated more like an employee. When I found out what I was considered, after everything, I was very upset and felt betrayed.
I do not wish to report it, because it would hurt the company very much, and I couldn't do that to the kids that are involved.
Any comments, suggestions, or advice would be greatly appreciated.